Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Grouse

Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Grouse

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Grouse - an ecologically important group of birds that include capercaillie, prairie chickens, and ptarmigan - are distributed throughout the forests, grasslands, and tundra of Europe, Asia, and North America. Today, many grouse populations are in decline, and the conservation and management of these charismatic birds is becoming a global concern. This volume summarizes current knowledge of grouse biology in 25 chapters contributed by 80 researchers from field studies around the world. Organized in four sections - Spatial Ecology, Habitat Relationships, Population Biology, and Conservation and Management - the chapters offer important insights into spatial requirements, movements, and demography of grouse. Much of the research employs emerging tools in ecology that span biogeochemistry, molecular genetics, endocrinology, radio-telemetry, and remote sensing. The chapters explore topics including the impacts of climate change, energy development, and harvest, and give new evidence for life-history changes in response to human more

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  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 177.8 x 256.54 x 25.4mm | 929.86g
  • University of California Press
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • Ty ed.
  • 4 b/w photographs, 60 line illustrations, 11 maps, 65 tables
  • 0520270061
  • 9780520270060
  • 2,033,294

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"As this volume demonstrates, grouse remain ideal research subjects to explore a wide variety of topics important to ornithologists." Wilson Journal Of Ornithology "[This] new volume summarizes current knowledge of grouse biology from field studies around the world." Environment Canada "Full of the detail." -- G. R. Potts Ibisshow more

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The grouse of the northern hemisphere have been bellwether agents for population ecology and conservation. This book will help bring our knowledge of these birds together both to increase our ecological understanding of grouse and to improve our conservation efforts for these birds. --Charles J. Krebs, Professor Emeritus of Zoology, University of British Columbia "A marvelous feast of field studies, especially for researchers working with dwindling and threatened populations, focusing on habitat relationships and population biology. This book is a sumptuous meal for avian researchers. --Paul Johnsgard, Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and author of Grassland Grouse and their Conservation "This volume is exciting from the perspective of a grouse biologist but also from a more general ecological perspective. It provides an excellent synthesis of the ecology and conservation of these fascinating and beautiful inhabitants and their ecosystems, which are as diverse as tundra, forest, and grassland."--Hans Christian Pedersen, Professor and Senior Scientist, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. "show more

About Brett K. Sandercock

Brett K. Sandercock is Associate Professor in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University. Kathy Martin is Professor in the Department of Forest Sciences and Director of the Centre for Alpine Studies at the University of British Columbia. Gernot Segelbacher is Lecturer at the University of Freiburg in more

Table of contents

Contributors Preface Brett K. Sandercock, Kathy Martin and Gernot Segelbacher 1 * Spatial Ecology Spatially Explicit Habitat Models For Prairie Grouse Neal D. Niemuth Hierarchical Modeling Of Lek Habitats Of Greater Prairie-Chickens / Andrew J. Gregory, Lance B. Mcnew, Thomas J. Prebyl, Brett K. Sandercock, and Samantha M. Wisely Estimating Lek Occurrence and Density For Sharp-Tailed Grouse / Stephen Hamilton and Doug Manzer Home Range Size and Movements Of Greater Prairie-Chickens / Michael A. Patten, Christin L. Pruett, and Donald H. Wolfe Impacts Of Anthropogenic Features on Habitat Use By Lesser Prairie-Chickens / Christian A. Hagen, James C. Pitman, Thomas M. Loughin, Brett K. Sandercock and Robert J. Robel Landscape Fragmentation and Non-Breeding Greater Sage-Grouse / Jay F. Shepherd, Kerry P. Reese, and John W. Connelly Natal Dispersal Affects Population Dynamics Of Hazel Grouse in Heterogeneous Landscapes / Marc Montadert and Patrick Leonard 2 * Habitat Relationships Nesting Success and Resource Selection Of Greater Sage-Grouse / Nicholas W. Kaczor, Kent C. Jensen, Robert W. Klaver, Mark A. Rumble, Katie M. Herman-Brunson, and Christopher C. Swanson Use Of Dwarf Sagebrush By Nesting Greater Sage-Grouse / David. D. Musil Modeling Nest and Brood Habitats Of Greater Sage-Grouse / Jay F. Shepherd, John W. Connelly, and Kerry P. Reese Linking Habitat Selection and Brood Success in Greater Sage-Grouse / Michael L. Casazza, Peter S. Coates, and Cory T. Overton Resource Selection During Brood-Rearing by Greater Sage-Grouse / Nicholas W. Kaczor, Katie M. Herman-Brunson, Kent C. Jensen, Mark A. Rumble, Robert W. Klaver, and Christopher C. Swanson Habitat Selection and Brood Survival Of Greater Prairie-Chickens / Ty W. Matthews, Andrew J. Tyre, J. Scott Taylor, Jeffrey J. Lusk, and Larkin A. Powell 3 * Population Biology Testosterone Mediates Mating Success in Greater Prairie-Chickens / Jacqueline K. Augustine, Joshua J. Millspaugh, and Brett K. Sandercock Reproductive Biology of a Southern Population Of Greater Prairie-Chickens / Lance B. Mcnew, Andrew J. Gregory, Samantha M. Wisely, and Brett K. Sandercock Regional Variation in Nesting Success of Lesser Prairie-Chickens / Eddie K. Lyons, Ryan S. Jones, John P. Leonard, Benjamin E. Toole, Robert A. Mccleery, Roel R. Lopez, Markus J. Peterson, Stephen J. Demaso, and Nova J. Silvy Mechanisms Underlying Variation in Renesting Ability of Willow Ptarmigan / Kathy Martin, Scott Wilson, and Susan J. Hannon Chick Survival of Greater Prairie-Chickens / Adam C. Schole, Ty W. Matthews, Larkin A. Powell, Jeffrey J. Lusk, and J. Scott Taylor Human-Mediated Selection on Life-History Traits of Greater Prairie-Chickens / Lance B. Mcnew, Andrew J. Gregory, Samantha M. Wisely, and Brett K. Sandercock Demographic Traits of Two Alpine Populations of Rock Ptarmigan / Claude Novoa, Jean-Francois Desmet, Jean-Francois Brenot, Bertrand Muffat-Joly, Marc Arvin-Berod, Jean Resseguier and Bastien Tran 4 * Conservation and Management Effects of Climate Change on Nutrition and Genetics of White-Tailed Ptarmigan / Sara J. Oyler-Mccance, Craig A. Stricker, Judy St. John, Clait E. Braun, Gregory T. Wann, and Cameron L. Aldridge Effects Of Translocation on Behavior of Island Ptarmigan / Robb S. A. Kaler and Brett K. Sandercock Hunting Lowers Population Size in Greater Sage-Grouse / Robert M. Gibson, Vernon C. Bleich, Clinton W. Mccarthy, and Terry L. Russi Spatial-Temporal Variation in Survival Of Harvested Greater Sage-Grouse / Benjamin S. Sedinger, James S. Sedinger, Shawn Espinosa, Michael T. Atamian, and Erik J. Blomberg Adaptive Harvest Management and Harvest Mortality Of Greater Prairie-Chickens / Larkin A. Powell, J. Scott Taylor, Jeffrey J. Lusk, and Ty W. Matthewsshow more